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Douglas P. Guarino

Douglas P. Guarino

Douglas P. Guarino is a senior reporter with Global Security Newswire, covering nuclear and chemical security issues.
Douglas P. Guarino is a senior reporter with Global Security Newswire, covering nuclear and chemical security issues.
Defense

Report: Two Years After Y-12 Break-In, U.S. Nuclear Security Still 'Chaotic'

GAO analysts say NNSA's lack of a 'clear vision' since nun's breach of a nuclear weapons site could be problematic.

Defense

Senators Drafting Bill That Could Extend Life of Chemical Security Program

The anticipated legislation could serve as a companion to a similar House bill.

Management

Staffers at Nuclear Regulatory Commission Report Backlash After Dissent

Employees say they received poor performance ratings or were passed over for promotions.

Management

House Bill Would Tap Into Nuclear Weapons Fund to Aid Veterans

Money would go toward improving vets' financial literacy and identifying deficiencies in wounded warrior treatment.

Management

Nuclear Weapons Complex Reform Could Mean Pay Cut For Contractors

Contracts have been under increased scrutiny due to repeated cost overruns, delays and security failures.

Management

Federal Report: Regulatory Confusion Contributed to Texas Chemical Disaster

U.S. Chemical Safety Board releases preliminary findings from investigation.

Oversight

Reliance on Industry May Have Led to Texas Oversight Lapse, Official Says

DHS has 'doubled down' since fertilizer plant explosion killed 14.

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Management

NNSA Defends Contract Extensions but Congressional Scrutiny Expected

Issue is likely to come up at oversight hearings in the next few months.

Management

Decision on NNSA Furloughs Likely Within First Month of Sequester

The semiautonomous Energy Department agency is “working to avoid or minimize furloughs of NNSA’s federal work force to the extent possible,” according to officials.

Defense

Recommended relaxation of remediation standards could increase cancer risk at dirty bomb sites

New cleanup policies suggested in DHS-commissioned report would be unsafe, critics say.

Defense

DHS drops plan to screen chemical-plant workers for terrorist ties

Move prompts questions on how department will implement chemical-security program.

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